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“Snickers Cheesecake”

Fat-free cottage cheese and sour cream, plus light cream cheese, make this lightened Snickers cheesecake taste more decadent than it really is. Each slice has fewer than 300 calories and 7 grams of fat.

Ingredients

2/3 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 5 cookie sheets)
Cooking spray
2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar $
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream $
1/4 cup all-purpose flour $
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs $
2 large egg whites $
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup, divided
2 (2.07-ounce) chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars (such as Snickers), chopped and divided

Preparation

Preheat oven to 300°.
Sprinkle crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Combine cheeses in a food processor; process 2 minutes or until smooth. Add brown sugar and next 6 ingredients (brown sugar through egg whites); process just until blended. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup; sprinkle with half of chopped candy bar. Pour remaining batter into pan; drizzle with 2 tablespoons syrup. Bake at 300° for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining chopped candy bar; bake 10 minutes or until almost set. Turn oven off; let cheesecake stand for 1 hour in oven with door closed. Remove cheesecake from oven; cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.

Jim Thorton, Cooking Light
OCTOBER 1998

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